Cheesemaker

Listed 11 days Ago
Hohepa Hawke's Bay
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing

Join our team producing high quality, award winning cheeses.

Hōhepa is a therapeutic community based on the work of Dr. Rudolf Steiner. We support a wide variety of people with intellectual disabilities, some of whom work in our Cheesery. Hōhepa makes a range of award-winning organic dairy products with quality milk from healthy happy cows, grazing chemical-free, lovingly managed pastures. Holistic regenerative farming practices are the cornerstone of our dairy enterprise.

We currently have a vacancy in our Cheesery for a Cheese Maker. You will be working alongside the people we support; note that this is not a Support Worker role. This is a rewarding job, working in a fast-paced environment with great opportunities for training and development, and potential to progress in future.

To be successful in this role you will:

· Be reliable, with a strong work ethic.

· Have an interest in the food industry - in particular in dairy processing and cheesemaking.

· Be an accurate record-keeper, with excellent English, both verbal and written.

· Be able to grasp new concepts quickly.

· Be a cooperative and supportive team player.

· Have high standards of hygiene.

Ideally, you will have previous experience or exposure to dairy processing and/or cheese manufacturing, as well as working within and contributing to Food Control and Risk Management Plans.

The hours of work for this position are generally 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, with seasonal variations meaning that there may be some weekend work. The hours can be flexible for the right candidate.

Opportunities like this don't come up often - take the leap and apply now! If you have any question please call Francesca Dalli-Niven 027265 4697